Tight end Kellen Winslow #82 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushes upfield with a pass during play against the New Orleans Saints October 16, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Bucs won 26 - 20. Photo by Al …
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TAMPA - Bucs tight end Kellen Winslow was a no-show for the Bucs' most recent OTA, but he was available to go on SiriusXM NFL radio to announce the team is done with him.
Head Coach Greg Schiano informed Winslow over the weekend that the team would attempt to trade him, and would he facilitate a trade for him.
There is no doubt that Winslow’s absence from the team’s recent workouts was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Winslow has always preferred to work out on his own during the offseason, never practice on a Wednesday during the regular season, but never missed a game.
Winslow has had a chronic knee problem for most of his professional career, which is one of the reasons why former Head Coach Raheem Morris allowed Winslow to sit out Wednesdays.
Problem is, Winslow’s production went down last season, along with everyone else.
Winslow also has three years left on his contract that will reportedly pay him around $13-million.
His knees and that contract may not be exactly a fitting combination for a trade.
In the meantime, Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Bucs are eyeing former Colts tight end Dallas Clark.
My guess is, NFL teams will wait this one out and catch Winslow once he hits the waiver wire.
A trade will likely be difficult to come by. The Bucs can only hope.
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